Was there a burning desire for a sequel to Magic Mike? Probably not. But, it did take in $113.7 million in its theatrical run during the summer of 2012, it is the sort of film that can be made on the cheap (by “Hollywood” studio standards) and it can be slotted in just about anywhere.
The cheap part and the ability to “program” it during minor soft spots in the summer release calendar are the important factors in Warner’s decision making process. Thus, former AD-turn-producer Gregory Jacobs got the greenlight to direct the sequel, Magic Mike XXL (he also produced the original) and the result was a tasty $65.6 million in ticket sales (reported budget was $12 million).
This past week Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that this summer “programmer” will be making its DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack debut on Oct. 6. The ARR for that date is an industry standard 116 days.
Plot? Don’t worry about plot. Channing Tatum is back and that’s all that counts.
Bonus features include a pair of featurettes — “The Moves of Magic Mike XXL” and “Georgia.”